Fatigue Crack Growth Prognostics by Particle Filtering and Ensemble Neural Networks



Piero Baraldi Michele Compare Sergio Sauco Enrico Zio


Particle Filtering (PF) is a model-driven approach widely used in prognostics, which requires models of both the degradation process and the measurement acquisition system. In many practical cases, analytical models are not available, but a dataset containing a number of pairs component state - corresponding measurement may be available.
In this work, a data-driven approach based on a bagged ensemble of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) is adopted to build an empirical measurement model of a Particle Filter for the prediction of the Residual Useful Life (RUL) of a structure whose degradation process is described by a stochastic fatigue crack growth model of literature. The work focuses on the investigation of the capability of the
proposed approach to cope with the uncertainty affecting the RUL prediction.

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Baraldi, P., Compare, M., Sauco, S., & Zio, E. (2012). Fatigue Crack Growth Prognostics by Particle Filtering and Ensemble Neural Networks. PHM Society European Conference, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.36001/phme.2012.v1i1.1417
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particle filtering, RUL, Ensemble of ANNs

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